After a long and cold several months, winter moth caterpillars are starting to hatch and are ready to do some damage to plants in New England.
Forestry officials are warning of significant tree defoliation in Massachusetts this spring caused by the invasive winter moth.
Without the extended deep freeze common in most winters, insects and pests like winter moths will be more numerous.
Several Mass. residents want to know why there are so many moths around this time of year. “Why are there so many moths around this time of year? My…